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Learn how to do a massage 
Graduation preparation 


Special Feature 

On the Cover 

The Butler spirit squad performs a 

high risk lift to rally the crowd 

gainst the Garden City 

Broncbusters. Photo by Sasha Noble. 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 
(316) 322-3893 

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Story by: Kelsey Emrich 

Walking into the corri- 
dors of the West Residence Hall 
it looks a little old, with a 
strong stench of mothballs. 
Looking out of a second story 
window you can see a new, 
bright building, Cummins Hall. 

Cummins Hall was built 
in the summer and is now 
housing 130 students, male and 
female. After watching the 
waiting list grow during the 
past three years, the idea of 
constructing a new residence 
hall was presented to the 
seven-member Board of 

Trustees. It was a unanimous 
decision to go ahead. 

Bill Rinkenbaugh, Vice- 
President of Student Services, 

says the waiting list kept 
growing between 150 and 200 
students and school officials 
realized it was time to get the 
numbers down. In August of 
2000 construction began on 
the $3.1 million, 28,000-square 
foot housing project. 

"I think two of the main 
reasons students are wanting 
to live in on-campus housing 
is due in major part to conve- 
nience and safety," says 

Also put into considera- 
tion was if the cafeteria was 
big enough, and if the kitchen 
staff was equipped to add 130 
more students to the meal plan. 
Another consideration for 
more on-campus housing was 
if there were enough class- 
rooms and teachers. Also, the 

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availability for classes to meet 
the students' needs was 

School officials are also 
making the apartments avail- 
able for 12 months, starting 
July 1, 2002, for those who 
don't want to leave during the 
summer months. 

"We added new carpet, 
painted everything and 
bought new furniture 

(including beds, dining room 
tables and chairs and couch- 
es)," says Rinkenbaugh. 

Along with a new build- 
ing came a new Residence Life 
Coordinator. Janece English 
came to Butler fro 

Independence Communit; 

College. She was the Interim 
Director of Resident Lift 

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"My friend told me to 
apply for the position here at 
Butler and I did, and they hired 
me," says English. "Everyone 
here is great and I think the 
facilities are the best around, 
even the West Residence Hall." 

The campus apartments 
were remodeled as Cummins 
Hall was being built. English 
says the apartments are the 
nicest campus housing facili- 
ties she has ever seen. 

Chelsea Thompson and 
Vanessa Smith, both freshmen 
and Cummins Hall occupants, 
said the new residence hall is 
nice and just what they expect- 

"The air conditioning 
works very well, and having to 
share our bathroom with only 
two other girls, it makes it 
more homey and better 1 i v- 


ing," says Thompson. 

The West Residence Hall 
is more conventional. Jake 
Price, Wichita freshman, says 
they are much louder, not as 
private, and much more socia- 

"The rooms in the West 
Residence Hall are smaller 
and we have community bath- 
rooms," says Price. "I have 
never had to walk down the 
hall to go to the bathroom. As 
I have walked through the 
halls of Cummins Hall it is evi- 
dent that it is a new facility, 
and it is wonderful, but no one 
is in sight. In the Wes 
Residence Hall everyone 
hanging out in the halls an 
the doors are open." 

Cummins Hall was fo 
mally dedicated at a ceremony 
honoring the late William 
(Bill) Cummins. Cummins 

served in many roles at Butler 
from the early 1960s to the mid- 
1980s. Cummins died Dec. 31, 
2000, but his name will live on 
as the residence hall that was 
named after him is filled with 
130 students who will carry his 
name with them forever. 

English says, "I have 
never seen a residence hall in 
this good of condition. These 
are state of the art. The stu- 
dents should be honored and 
proud to live in these fine 

Left: Amanda Gosnell 
Garden Plain freshma 

Idisplays her room in 
I Cummins Hall. 
Right: Jake Price, 
Wichita freshman, giv 
the grand tour of his 
room in the West 

■Residence Hall. 

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The LECENfr 

It's often difficult to describe someone so talented and charismatic. For Bill Bidwell, many 
words come to mind. 

He is a writer, a photographer, a teacher, a drummer, a coach, a team player and so many 
other things. His contributions to Butler and the field of journalism will never be forgotten by 
anyone that has ever had contact with him. 

Becky Bidwell, his sister, says, 
"There have been journalists in our 
family beginning with Alvah 
Shelden, who owned the Walnut 
Valley Times." Shelden, who was 
friends with renowned Kansas jour- 

nalist William Allen White, kept the 
ownership in the family for 36 years. 

With that heritage, it's no won- 
der Bidwell was a remarkable jour- 
nalist and teacher. 

Beginning at the age of nine, 
Bidwell worked in the field of jour- 
nalism. He published his own neigh- 
borhood newspaper-the El Dorado 
Star. When his sister, Becky, was born 
in 1951, Bill, 14, stopped the "press" of 
his newspaper and wrote a front- 
page story on the arrival of his baby 
sister, with the headline reading 
"Baby Is Here." 

Since he was a child, he was 
interested in 'ham' radio. He received 
his amateur radio operator's license 
at 15 and began teaching others his 
skill. Bidwell talked with people from 
all over the world and even helped to 

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ry and photos by: Eden Shields 

get in touch with others in for- 
eign countries. 

During later years, Bidwell 
wrote for the Butler County 
Free-Lance newsmagazine. In 
1954, he graduated from El 
Dorado High School, and then 
from BCCC in 1956. He majored 
in Journalism at Wichita State 
where he served as editor of 
the college's newspaper, The 
Sunflower. He received his 
master's degree from Kansas 
State University in Mass 
Communications and 

Journalism. Bidwell worked for 
the El Dorado Times from 1961- 
1969, serving as a news 
reporter, feature writer and 

During his time at the 
Times, a photo he took of a little 
girl hugging her prize lamb at 
the Butler Country 4-H Fair was 
picked up by the Associated 
Press. It appeared in newspa- 
pers nationwide. Bidwell once 
said, "It was pure luck, but I'm 
proud of it." 

In 1969, he joined the 
teaching ranks at BCCC teach- 

ing English, Mass 

Communications and 

Journalism. In 1985, he took 
over as head of the Journalism 
department. Bidwell advised 
the Lantern for 16 years. 
During his second year the 
paper began coming out 
weekly and including adver- 

In 1970, Bidwell began 
the college's first photogra- 
phy program with one 
enlarger in a small darkroom 
where the Center for 
Independent Study lies. 

Students had to mix chemicals 
in mason jars and use a siphon 
to wash the prints. 

Bidwell was actively 
involved in sports, especially 
cross-country, football and 
baseball. He still keeps in touch 
with many of the players on 
those teams, because he made 
such strong bonds with them, 
on and off the field. 

He also played in the 
BCCC pep and concert bands for 
many years as a percussionist. 
Bidwell spent his summers 
playing for the El Dorado 
Municipal Band. 

"When I looked in the 
back, Bill would be in percus- 
sion. He would have a very 
intense look on his face. He was 

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concentrating on the music. He put forth more 
than 100 percent to play things correctly," 
says band director Roger Lewis. 

Lewis has known Bidwell for 14 years 
and says, "He had a passion for teaching and 
more than that a passion for connecting with 
people. His exam- 
ple affected 
other students. 
Bill and I had a 
very strong con- 
nection and 
mutual respect 
for each other. " 

out his 3 1 years 
here, Bidwell left 
many lasting 

both humorous 
and sentimental, 
on colleagues 

and students. 

Dean Larry 

Patton recalled 
one particular 
incident that he said he would never forget. 

"I remember once back when Bill was 
advising the Lantern and they had worked 
really late on it and Bill just fell asleep on the 
floor!" Patton says that a security guard found 
Bill by tripping over him. 

Mary Spoon, Workforce Development, 
says Bidwell was an "excellent teacher" and 
she learned many things from him. Her funni- 

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est memory of him was when he parked his car 
in the front parking lot and he went out the 
back doors to go home. He couldn't find his car, 
so he walked home, she says. 

Donna Larimer had Bidwell as a teacher 
in the '70s. She referred to him as the "absent- 
minded profes- 
sor," but only 
in the nicest of 
ways, she says. 
She remembers 
him as being 
very sweet and 
nice, always 

wearing a smile 
on his face. 
Larimer says 
that his retire- 
ment from 
Butler was a 
very big loss. 

Many former 
students have 
Bidwell for his 
work as an influential teacher. On May 19, 
2000, BCCC and the Order of the Purple named 
him as Outstanding Faculty Member. The 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the 
University of Kansas presented Bidwell with a 
Teacher Recognition Award April 21, 2000. The 
BCCC Education Association named Bidwell 
Master Teacher of the Year for 1986-1987. 

Near the end of 1999, Bidwell's health 

began to decline. He was 
diagnosed with Parkinson's 
disease and was unable to 
continue teaching, but was 
added to the list of adjunct 
faculty members. He now 
lives in Lakepoint retire- 
ment home. Regardless of 
his debilitating disease, his 
love for journalism will 
never cease. He still reads 
the Lantern. In fact, he 
looks forward to seeing a 
new edition every Thursday. 
Bidwell says he misses 
everything about the school, 
from the classes he taught, 
to the teams he coached. 

At a home football 
game, Bidwell sits on the 
sidelines and studies the 
players carefully. He quick- 
ly reads the program to 
learn as much about the 
players as he can, trying his 
best to get to know them. He 
still considers himself a part 
of the school, whether it is 
as a coach or a teacher. 

Becky also went into 
the field of journalism, as 
the editor of the Andover 
Journal in the late '80s, with 
much encouragement from 
Bidwell. She says, "He turned 

"The highest 

one can give 

someone is 

saying you feel 

better having 

interacted with 

them. Every 

time I interact- 

ed with Bill, I 
felt better for 

having done 
so y " says Roger 


everything into a news 
story; he never missed any- 

Becky says Bidwell 
loved to express his own 
feelings and opinions 

through his pictures and 
writings. She recalled many 
times where he printed pic- 
tures just to make a state- 
ment. "He was very opinion- 
ated," she says. 

"Once Bill was walk- 
ing by a house where sever- 
al men had gotten into an 
argument and the police 
were there. The officer told 
one man to leave, but he said 
he had nowhere to go. Bill 
said, 'Yes, you do. Come and 
live with me.' And he did. It 
was just one of the many 
things Bill did for others," 
Becky says. 

Over time, the legend 
of Bill Bidwell lives on. The 
stories filled with hilarity 
and sentimentality continue 
to be told across the halls of 
BCCC. To this day, Bidwell 
considers himself a part of 
Butler, and those here will 
always welcome him. 

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Story by: John Beasley 

When you think about it, music is every- 
where these days. Whether it is playing in your 
car, on your headphones, or in your dorm room, 
everyone seems to enjoy listening to some sort of 
music. The only question that stands, though, is 

not what is popular at the moment (like disco or 
Vanilla Ice was), but what sounds good to you. 

You may or may not be asking yourself, 
'What do students like about music?' Well, it's 
really quite simple. 

Wichita North freshman Angel Valdez 
says, "Music is something that helps me to relax." 
You'll probably find that popping in your 


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sses, A slil ay 
Parker and Aqitila 
Wilson enjoy listening to 
their stereo. Photo by 
J '>hn Be if I''" 

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Like many students. 
Lance ' Donnell 
plavs music while he 

drives. Photo by John 
B e a s I e v 

favorite CD or listening to the radio is a regular 
daily activity. This is why, for most people, music 
can be viewed as a stress-reliever after a long 
day of school or work. 

If you're walking through Cummins Hall 
on the women's floor, don't be surprised if you 
hear music blasting from room 207. Long-time 
friends and roommates, Highland Park freshmen 
Ashlay Parker and Aquila Wilson, love to crank 
up their favorite R & B tunes. Parker and Wilson 
both describe music as entertainment. 

"It's something to listen to while you're 


with your friends," says Parker 

Wilson says both roommates enjoy listening to 
slow music while they study or do homework. 

Like most of America's youth, Wilson and 
Parker burn CDs, but say they spend at least $30 

a month on music. Some of their ft 

include R-Kelly, 1 12, Jagged Edge and Eve. 


"Music to me is self-expression," says 
Douglass freshman Lance O' Donnell. "I listen to 
it whether I am happy or sad." Even though O ' 


rap to any other style, he says 

that listening to 

music helps him exe; 

buys a CD every other month. "I guess that 
breaks down to about $7 every month," laughs 



Chris Knudsen, also a 

"I think I became a writer because of 


Douglass freshman, states what bands like Sting, U2 and Paul Simon had to 

that music is basically what say/' says Korbel. "Their poetic lyrics intro- 

made him who he is. "I listen duced me to prose and poetry, which in turn got 

to it [music] whenever possi- me into writing." 

ble," says Knudsen. "My 

So there are the results, in black and 

favorite CD by far this sum- white. Most students enjoy music, because they 

mer has been OZMA's 'Rock J ust do. 

and Roll Part Three.'" 

Who doesn't like the catchy beat of a 

Both O' Donnell and song on the radio? How about the song that 

Knudsen say their friends played the first time your boyfriend/girlfriend 

really have no influence on and you got together? When you've had a bad 

their musical tastes. day or no one understands, you know the music 

Butler student and musician Tiffany Profit tna t does, 
says music is one of her passions in life. Profit Music is more than just a rhythm and 

plays the guitar and the piano, but also writes some § U Y wailing on vocals; it's part of our 

her own music. "I couldn't sleep without listen- everyday lives. So sit back, put on that dusty 

ing to music at night," says Profit. 

Even though listening to music is a huge 
part of her day, when it comes to studying, Profit 
mentions that music is more of a distraction. 
While her friends do not influence her music 
styles. Profit says they influence her songwrit- 

When he is not writing his weekly column 
for the Lantern, you might be able to catch copy 
editor John Korbel listening to his favorite 

Barry Manilow record, and enjoy the ride. 

oroel turns to 
ic for inspira- 
... Photo by 
A n d re a D o.w n i n g 


"I think that musicians are able to express 
and communicate ideas and emotions that the rest 
of us might not be able to articulate," says Korbel. 
"I have shifted from listening to music playing 
in the background, to actually sitting down and 

paying attention to it. 


responsible, Korbel only 

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Story and Photos by: Jason Massingill 

If you happen to be one of those students 
who need to drive to maintain 
your regular way of life, you 
know that gas prices have been 
kind of high. There have also 
been gas station panics as a 
result of the recent attack on 
America that caused some sta- 
tions to raise their prices. In 
either case there are many stu- 
dents that have their lives 
affected by the gas prices. 

As a result of the recent 
terrorism in New York City, there was a gas 

Travis Fowler 

says, "We 

were told that 

our suppliers 

(Phillips 66) 

were closed." 

scare throughout America. Gas stations were 

crowded with hundreds of peo- 
ple all trying to get gas before 
prices went up. Of course, at 
most gas stations, the price of 
gas never went up. Local El 
Dorado gas station owner Travis 
Fowler says, "We were told by 
our distributor that our suppli- 
ers (Phillips 66) were closed. 
Our supplier rep told us to 
expect an increase and to raise 
the price." He found out the fol- 
lowing day that their suppliers were not closed. 

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Fowler had also been told they were not going to 
be able to get a supply of gas for several days. He 
thought that might be why some gas stations 
raised their prices, in fear that they might run 
out of gas. Fowler's prices did go up about 15 
cents and went back down later that day. 

Despite the New York disaster, gas prices 
have been high for the past couple of months 
and it seems like everytime there is an upcom- 
ing holiday the gas prices go up, according to 
many students. During Labor Day weekend gas 
prices rose about 35 cents. 

Nick Carter, El Dorado sophomore, drives 
about 100 miles a week. 

"I don't drive all that much but gas prices 
still affect my spending. I think OPEC 
(Organization of the 
Petroleum Exporting 

Countries ) should 

release some more oil so 
gas prices will go down." 

There are many 
people that have their 
lives affected by the gas 
prices. Using gas is a 
part of most people's 
lives and there is no way 
around using it. America 
can only hope there is 
relief from the high gas 
prices in the future. 

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Taking time for classes on 
campus is not always as easy as 
it seems. Most students are busy 
with work, friends, family and 
other responsibilities. Butler 
County Community College has 
come up with a good way to fit 
those necessary classes into a 
busy schedule. 

"I am taking Music 
Appreciation on the Internet so 
I have time for studying for 
other classes and so I can go at 
my own pace at home," says 
Adam Brenton Rosalia fresh- 

Butler Online, a series of 
classes that meet course 
requirements for an Associate 
of Arts degree, has been offered 

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since the fall of 1998. Since the 
start of Butler Online there has 
been a tremendous growth in 
the amount of people taking 
these classes. 

There are courses 
offered from the 

Math/Science, Behavioral 

Science, Humanities, Social 
Science, Business/Technology, 
Administration of Justice, 
and Nursing departments. 
These classes are offered in a 
16-week format unless indicat- 
ed otherwise. 

Online courses are 
Internet delivered through and 

Story and Photos by: 
DeAnn Solt 

have no requirements for 
attending classes on site with 
the exception of tests. Some 
instructors require tests to be 
taken from a proctored site at 
any of the Butler campuses. 
Tests may be proctored from 
other school sites if the student 
sets the date and time up 
through the instructor. 

Courses and class material 
are available at the student's 
convenience, but there are 
deadlines for course work and 
tests which students are 
required to meet throughout the 
term. Online classes do have 
time limits and students cannot 
enter and exit the class whenev- 
er they choose. 


Students who enroll in 
online classes should have reg- 
ular, reliable access to an 
Internet connected computer, a 
personal e-mail address, basic 
computer skills and experience 
using the Internet. They should 
also have time to devote eight to 
10 hours a week to reading, 
completing assignments and 
communicating with the 

instructor and classmates. 

Highly motivated people, 
those who demonstrate problem 
solving skills, and people who 
enjoy learning independently 
are those who are most likely to 
be successful at these Internet 
classes, according to Kaye 
Meyer, Butler's Director of 
Instructional Technologies. 

"People who do well in 
these classes are those who are 
highly motivated, self disci- 
plined people who want to be in 
charge of their own learning," 
says Meyer. 

Those who are interestei 
in taking online classes can 
find some personal assessment 
tests in technical and learning 
skills for online students at the 
Hubard Center (600 building) 
on the El Dorado campus. 

Brenton says, "The best 
advice I can give other students 

is to be responsible and make 
sure to do assignments ahead of 
time. Don't wait until two days 
before they are due." 

Students who are taking 
Internet classes can get help 
with their homework through 
the BCCC campus. 

Meyer says, "If students 
need help with their work they 
can get it from the tutoring ser- 
vices offered though any of the 
Butler campuses. We are look- 
ing into purchasing online 
tutoring services which will 
probably need to be added in the 
coming years." 

Course managers are 
assigned to each Internet class. 

These people are responsible 
for helping students who have 
technical questions. They are 
able to help figure out prob- 
lems students are having with 
Webct, but are not able to fix 
technical problems with stu- 
dents' computer equipment. 

"The best advice I ca 
give online students is to get 
logged on immediately, make a 
'class schedule' and stick with 
it, and don't procrastinate," 
says Meyer. "Don't hesitate 
contact the instructor and be 
interactive with them. Do wha 
ever it takes to be in charge 
your own learning." 


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out a new field of study at Butler, Massage Therapy! 

stery of 

first approached the college about adding information 

Massage Therapy as another avenue of learning 

While waiting in the hall outside the 

to its curriculum. McFarland says, "I am Massage Therapy class in the 1500 building in El 
impressed in Butler for going along with me to Dorado to interview Carolyn McFarland, I just 

incorporate this program 

wondered what this class was like. The door was 

Currently, classes are held at both the El propped open and they were in the middle of a 

Dorado and Andover campuses. McFarland is discussion. I attentively listened in on them. The 

heading up the Tuesday/Thursday evening class- class, along with their instructor, was talking 

es in El Dorado from 6-9:30 p.m., and Dr. Elizabeth about their experiences in having a full body 

Pence is instructing Saturday morning classes in massage done on them from a professional. They 

Andover from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m 

were supposed to take notes on what kind of rou- 

Before stepping up to the table, a prereq- tine the massage therapist was following. Students 

u i site, Anatomy and Physiology, must be complet- need to be attentive to the therapist's actions, 

ed. Massage Therapy classes are held in a nurs- form and manner of speaking. Some of the stu- 

ing lab setting where students learn various dents said they find it a little more comforting 

techniques of massage. For instance, during the starting with a conversation, just so it's not as 

semester, the students will learn to give a full- awkward. Patients also appreciate the therapist 

body, Swedish massage. This is the most popular narrating the routine during the massage. Plus 

massage in the United States, according to it's always nice to know which way to turn during 

McFarland. But it's not just all 'hands-on'; there those awkward moments! 

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After talking with the 
instructor, we joined the class in 
the nursing lab for the remain- 
der of the class period. In the 
lab, students first copied some 
notes, then the fun began. The 

lab started with one student 

lying on a table, while the 
instructor performed the skills 
the class had learned previously. 

try, whether in an individual or team setting. Spas 

and cruise lines are also avenues 

for this occupa- 

tion. And, believe it or not, a.) 

limal massage is 
growing in 

m ^Instructor Carolyn McFarland 

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popularity, says 

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After reviewing, the teacher introduced some new of Massage Therapy profes 

Other students 

skills. The students were learning through obser- are currently in some form of health care profes- 

vation, questioning and taking notes along the sionally and simply want to expand their job skills 

way. As for the student having the massage per- by incorporating these new techniques. While 

formed on them, I don't know if it's easy to learn many of the current students have been in the 

the techniques that way or not. I sure couldn't, I work force, younger students are being attracted 

would be falling asleep. After the instructor is to the field. 

done, everyone partners up and retreats to their 

Do you need any volunteers?" is one of the 

tables and performs the techniques previously most-asked questions of Massage Therapy students 

demonstrated by the instructor. Then their part- and instructors. You may be in luck. McFarland 

ner begins to go through the steps with the says she may ask for lab volunteers during the 

instructor as their guide. This class was interest- final couple weeks of the course. She will proba- 

ing to observe. You could tell that the students bly post the requirements so you tired and weary 

were enjoying the class, yet very dedicated to souls need to keep your eyes open. Well, at least 

learning. Taking this class could be one of the first until the massage starts. 

of many steps to achieving Massage Therapy as a 

When asked what her favorite part of teach- 
ing the class is, McFarland answers, "Seeing stu- 

The field of Massage Therapy is wide open. dents catch on to the techniques, well, it's reward- 
According to McFarland, a majority of the expan- ing." And if the course 'catches on,' future plans 
sion is in private practice but there are opportu- include expanding current class offerings and 
nities in medical clinics or with chiropractors. developing an Associates Degree in Massage 
There are also openings within the sports indus- Therapy. 


It'a a lot more than juat going to clones! 

\lrighty folks! If you think 
t n just come in here, go to class 
lever you want, take as few 
courses as possible and still get ahead 
in life, well too bad for you buckaroo! 
OU'RE WRONG! How do you like that? 
I'll bet you've never been wrong 
lefore. I wasn't, except of course for 
at time I turned left when I should 

e turned right, ended up going 
: wrong way on a one-way street 

caused traffic to pile up for at 
|st five miles, but who pays atten- 
to details anyway?! Seriously, I 
wrong once. Way wrong» 
■ er the impression that not only 
I on target to graduate a semester 
lad of schedule, but also that I had 
10 ugh breathing room to start tak- 
classes in order to get ahead at 
my four -year university. Like I said: 

So here I was thinking I was a 
stud, graduating a semester early and 
moving on with my life, when in 
reality, I was seven credit hours 



short of graduation. YIKES! As much 
as I would like to put the blame on 
someone else: the adviser didn't give 
me the correct information, the 
graduation check list wasn't clear, or 
what have you, there's no one I can 
blame but myself. Now, I'm taking 22 
credit hours in order to stick to my 
plan and keep my scholarship., .all 
because I dropped one measly three 
credit hour cours Cj^P 1 ease, don't 
make the same mistake i lo pre- 

vent following the same ignorant 

path of stupidity that I did, r4ad this 

W M 

regimen of required courses. 

don't want to hear a single one of 
you say the information wasn't av 
able to you, 'cause here goes: 

1. Communications (9 hrs.) 

Written Communication (6 
hrs.) «*•*** 

-EG101 English Comp I 

Cio to cladA, bo your homework, GCAGGEE& Ci& t 

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Story by Terretta /Knn "pet hel photos by Avn^v>^a J~.ene 

Oral Communication (3 hrs.) 

-SP100 Principles of Speech 

-SP102 Interpersonal 

2. Natural Science, Math & Computer 
Science ( 1 2 hrs) 


-MA13 1 or above 

Lab Science 

-Biology, Chemistry, Physical 
Science, or Physics 

Computer Science 
Social & Behavioral Science (6 

Social Scienee-3 hrs. 

^ « Jk ^H 

Behavioral Science-3 hrs. 
fllfmanities/Fine Arts (6 hrs.) 
(from two different depart 

-Art, Music, Theatre, 
Literature, Foreign Language, 

Religion and Philosophy, or 
-lii inanities 

Physical Education (1 hr.) - -This 
may be one activity.eourse or 
Lifetime Fitness 

mill IN ARTS 


1. Communications ( 9 hrs.) 
Written Communication (6 

hrs. ) 

-EG101 English Comp I 
-EG 102 English Comp II 
Oral Communication (3 hrs.) 
-SP100 Principles of Speech 
-SP102 Interpersonal 


2. Natural Science, Math, & Computer 
Science (7 hrs.) 


-MA 13 1 or above 
Lab Science 

-Biology, Chemistry, Physical 
Science or Physics 

3. Social & Behavioral Science (9 

Social Science-3 hrs. 
Behavioral Science-3 hrs. 
-AND 1 course from either Soc. 
or Beh. Science. 

4. Humanities /Fine Arts (9 hrs.) 
(from three different depart- 

Art, Music, Theatre, 
L i t e r a t ure^Tor e i g n L a n g u age, 

Religion and Philosophy, and 
Humanities " ^ 

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iladd, k» your homework, StACCEEX* £*o to ckus 

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5. Physical Education (1 hr.) 
This may| ; one activity course 
or Lifetime Fitness, 


30 hrs. 

1. Communications (6 hrs.) 

-EG101 and one of the fol- 



English Comp II 

EG112 Technical Writing 

-SP100 Principles of 

-SP102 Interpersonal 

-BE130 Business 
Commun i cations 
2. Natural Science, Math & Computer Science 


-MAI 14 or above 

Lab Science 

-Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, 


3. Tech. Specialty/Related Courses (30 hrs.) 

4. Social or Behavioral Science (3 hrs.) 

5. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hrs.) 

6. Physical Education (1 hr.) — This may be one 
activity course or Lifetime Fitness. 


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1. Communications (6 hrs.) 

-EG101 and one of the following: 

-EG102 English Comp II 

-SP100 Principles of Speech 

-SP102 Interpersonal Communications 

2. Natural Science & Math (6 hrs.) 


-MA 1 1 9 or above 

Science (courses numbered 100 and 
above ) 

3. Social & Behavioral Science (6 hrs.) — same 
requirements as ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE 

4. Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hrs.) — same 
requirements as ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE 

5. Physical Education (1 hr.) — This may be 

one acitivity course oj 
Lifetime Fitness. 

Of course, each ind 
vidual student has dif- 
ferent needs and dif- 
ferent interests. Grab 
hold of our BCCC 2001- 
2002 Catalog and find 
out exactly what's out 
on the table for you 
excuses! They're free 
and available for you 
the Registrar's Office of 
the Hubbard Center i 
the 600 Building. Also 
make a note that advi 
ers are available on 
staff at every BCCC lo 
tion. Make the effort i 

Ik to an adviser from day one, if not before, and 

ake sure you're on the right track. 

Here's a few more things to take note of in 

der to make your experience at BCCC as successful 

1. Yes, 12 credit hours is 

>nsidered a full-time stu- 


;nt, but aim at a mini 

um of 1 5 credit 

)ur s per 

• really 

)es make a differ- 

lce! Just think, what if 

3u were to fail one of 

3ur classes and you're only 

irolled in 12 credit hours. You fail, you 

lose credit and you're no longer a full-time stu- 
dent, nor are you eligible for scholarships. 

2. Go to class every time. (Freshmen, 
here's a secret for you: some teachers actually 
count your attendance as part of your grade. 
Thus, if you're there every day, your chances 
of a better grade are higher. Now, don't be 
ridiculous, you have to make the grade you 
earn, but being in class and being involved 
make a world of difference! TRUST ME!) 

3. Be organized. This goes hand -in- hand 
with the planning from day one. Manage your 
work, your free time and your money. Again, 
the only option left is success. 

4. If I haven't mentioned it already, PAY 
ATTENTION to those electives! More often than 
not, a student has all the core requirements 
necessary but has failed to acknowledge the 
needed electives. 

5. Don't change your major! If you're 
unsure, make sure to take all core requirement 
hours that are transferable everywhere: for 
example, your math and English. If you do 
know what you want to do, stick to it! Otherwise, 

you'll be one of those three or four- 
year, two-year community 

college studentjs! (I know 
some of you know 

1>o you feel that you took the ricjht steps 

in orber to cjet you where you neei> to be 

by the enb of your 6o|ahomore year ano 

graduate on time? 

"Mo, I hao no i<yea that changing my 

major woulb affect my progress as 

much as it oih. \t's almost like starting 

over!" -Teona Seller, \>alley Center, 


what I'm talking 

And last but 
certainly not least 
6. Don't be lazy! I 
promise, you'll regret it 
if you are ! 

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Worthwhile Program 

Story by Misty Turner Photo by Andrea Downing 

It seems that technology 
is taking over our world. 
Computers are in many class- 
rooms. At a click of a button, we 
have the world at our fingertips. 
Andy Jacques, Butler's 
Director of Web Services, says he 
hopes our world is relying more 
and more on technology or he 
wouldn't have a job. 

The new wave of technol- 
ogy to hit Butler County 
Community College is called 
Pipeline. The service is designed 
to help out students by making it 
easier to enroll for classes, print 
out their class schedule, talk to 
instructors outside of class, get 
grades, find out the upcoming 
events of Butler and much more. 
"By next year our goal is 
to have students pay fees 
online," says Tom Erwin, Dean of 
Learning Resources and 

Services at BCCC. "Pipeline 
offers assistance 24 hours a day, 
so when the students need us we 
will be there." 

The program has been in 
planning for over two years. 
This online service has been 

22 ♦ The Grizzly 

long awaited. Purchased from a 
grant, Butler had to tailor the 
software to the college's needs. 
Jacques and his staff designed 
the web pages. 

Butler is not the only col- 
lege using the web. As many as 
100 schools around the U.S. are 
logging on to Pipeline. 

"By next year some 
things will change due to the 
students' response," Erwin says. 

Shawn Shakelford, 

Augusta freshman, says, "I'd 
rather get my grades before my 
parents. I'm the one doing the 
work. I want the grade first. It's 
great, I love it." 

Augusta freshman Jason 
Tucker says, "I like the pro- 
gram, it helps me out when I 
need help on my history." 

The program doesn't hit 
the spot with all students at 
Butler. Many students are con- 
cerned about what will happen 
to their grades if the system 

El Dorado sophomore 
Cristin Mitchell, majoring in 
secondary education, says, "I 

don't think that all the teach- 
ers should have their records, 
grades and course require- 
ments on computer. What hap- 
pens if the computer systems 
fail? Also, not everyone has 
Internet access." 

Is this program really 
worthwhile? Only time will 
tell. There may be difficulties 
along the way but with a dedi- 
cated staff things can only get 

international Students 

Story by Andrea Downing 

Believe it or not, there are 

immunization history, student 

months and will either live 

over 721 international students 

letter and natural family letter, 

with a host family or on cam- 




Community College this year. 
The questions many ask are who 
they are and why they came to 

America? Of the 190 countries 

teacher recommendations, an 
English proficiency test and 
rules and permissions signed 
by the student and their natur- 
al parents. Both the office in 

Bush, says: "There are a 
lot more international students 
that come to Butler than any 

other community college in 

listed by the United Nations, 

the home country and the 

Kansas. We have 721 interna- 

Butler County has a mixture of 

ASPECT Foundation office in the tional students and permanent 

exchange students and perma- 

nent residents from 92 of these 

United States must thoroughly 

residents. So it equals out to 169 

consider these applications for permanent residents and 552 



International Student Adviser 


The student is responsi- 

international students. I enjoy 
it and its challenges (being an 

Randy Bush 

ble for all fees covering 12 

international student advis- 

Some of the exchange st ti- 

er edit hours of classes per 

dents are here with the 

semester, traveling expenses 

Smaller classes and cost 

Associated Studies Programs 

and health insurance if they 

are but a few of the reasons 

Education Cultural Training 
(ASPECT) Foundation, a non- 

are accepted. While the cost for 

why Butler is chosen over the 

an in-state student is only $48 a larger universities, he says 

profit organization based in San 

credit hour, the cost for an 

Lars Nielsen, a freshman 

Francisco that has helped brin 

international student is $141 

at the Andover campus, is from 

international students to the 

Permanent international 

Roedekro, Demark. Nielsen is 

United States since 1984. The 

residents (students that live in 

an economics student and also a 

prospective students' applica- 
tions must be submitted to the 

the United States, but they were 

born in another country) pay 

marathon runner 



I think it will be an 

ASPECT offices in the students 1 

the same fee as regular stu- 

exciting year with a lot of new 

home countries one year in 
advance. This application in- 
cludes a personal interview, stu- 

dents. There are some scholar- 

ships for international stu- 
dents, which they may receive 

impressions. I look forward to 

living with a new family, going ! 

to a new school, making new 

dent history, academic tran- 

from BCCC to help cover expens- 

friends and living in another 

scripts, certificate of health and 

es. Students stay for at least ten 

culture. .;" 

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i a 

ill I nhli 

Here is a look inside the daily 
lives of two Butler students. 

The Grizzly followed two stu- 
dents, freshmen Melissa Barnes and 
Karla Brown, both from Wichita, 
thoughout a school day. 

From the time they hit the 
alarm clock, to brushing their teeth, 
to studying for class , to going to 
bed, we followed along. 

What do you think of their 



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Mad Max, Fred, game is going well, 

Lil' Harry, Big Head, the crowd cheers for 

Pork Chop, Grumpy, the touchdowns and 

Boomer, Stumpy and the advancement of 

Droopy. These guys the team up the field, 

are known better as But, more times than 

"The Hogs" or by their not, the only time the 

reputation as the 

of fens i ve line gets 

offensive line for recognized is when 


County the quarterback is 

Community College. sacked or someone 
These nicknames were doesn't block for the 
given to them by the runner. The blame is 

coaching staff due to 

what their 

all on them 

As of fen s i ve 

portrays on and off line coach Chris 

the field 

Jirgens comments, 

There is no "Those who you play 
glory in being an with [your teammates] 
offensive lineman. know you do well." 

Their job is not corn- 

Meeting more 

mended and usually often than the special 
only noticed when teams and defense, the 


requires ability and 
strength, the offen- 

sive line has more 

mental and strategic 

things to think about 

along with being 



around 30 different 

plays and knowing 
how to execute them, it 
is appropriate for one 
of the O-line's goals to 

state on their goal 

sheet, "Be mentally 
and physically pre- 

pared for every prac- 
tice and game." 

Another one of their 

goals is to "Dominate 

and intimidate (physi- 

cally and mentally) 
the line of scrimmage, 

al wa v s 


effort and be relent- 



team has many 

e n t q u 


need to possess. When 


something in the 

O-line puts in time 

game goes wrong. If a before and after 

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I !liorir| f 'j (y/\c\i 

that little! They also with that in the 

searching for a good 
offensive line player, 

the coaching staff 

looks for size. Their 

biggest player is Matt 

Lamatsch who is six 

foot seven inches and 

weighs in at about 315 

pounds. The offensive 
line's smallest player 

is Aaron Glendening 

who tops off to about 
six foot and 260 
pounds, if you call 


look for intelligence, efforts to defeat the 
dedication, and the opposing team. 

most important quali- 
ty is their character. 

"It's a brother- 

hood," coach Jirgens 

Along with these qual- said 
ifi cations these guys 

These guys are 

have to be "nasty" and like family to each 

show no mercy 


They are a 

"There are ill e- tight group and spend 
gal things happening much of their time 
on the line," head together on and off 
coach Troy Morrell the field. The nick- 
said, "that the referees names chosen for 
don't catch." The them show just how 

players have to deal close they are. Their 

characters come out 
and they express 
themselves in practice 


and in games which 
lead to their unique 





what his personal 
goals were for the 
2001 season, sopho- 

more offensive line- 


"Grumpy" Harrison 
replies. "I hope to be a 

good leader 

the u n d e r c I ;i s s - 

Through all the 

endless hours of prac- 
ticing, getting no 
recognition, no glory, 
and balancing school 
with the game, 13 men 

have dedicated them- 

selves to this mental- 

ly, physically and 



called football. The 

offensive line players 

for BCCC have signed 

with more Division I 

schools than any 
other school in the 
conference in the past 
few years. The offen- 
sive line has helped 

lead Butler to not only 

become a nationally 
ranked team, but also 

to be admired and 

espected by (heir 

c o m p e 1 1 1 o r s 

The i.rizzly 

We got spirit, yes we do. Me got 
spirit, how 'bout you?" 

Do you have what it takes to be on the sp'ir- 

Goddard sophomore David Poland (spirit 

it squad? Do you have school spirit? Do you love squad captain) says, "Being on the squad has its 
to smile and have fun? Do you like to stay in advantages such as having fun, keeping in 
shape? Do you have the determination and com- shape and making friends." 

mitment it takes to accomplish a goal? If you can 

However, there are disadvantages such as 

answer yes to these questions then the Butler injuries and the commitment you have to make. 
County Community College spirit squad wants you. But the advantages clearly outweigh the disad- 
Butler's spirit squad coach, Audrey John, vantages, according to squad members. 

says she is looking for two strong guys to join the 


This is John's first coaching job and she 
has been coaching Butler's squad since Januai) 

The only requirements that I have for a of 2000 and has enjoyed every minute of it. 

guy is that he has to be interested in cheering, 
athletic and strong," says John. 

"The squad is an awesome group of si 

dents and I am proud of them 

They h; 

The squad currently consists of eight improved so much over the summer," says John 

women, six men and Grizwald, the newly named 
Butler mascot. 

Wichita sophomore Jacob Wetta says. 
squad that learns from their mistakes grows 

If a guy is interested in trying out and join- close together and gets better." 

ing the squad then please contact Audrey at 617- 

Commitment plays an important role in 
the squad's life. Students have to commit them- 
selves to the squad and their fellow members. 
Each student is provided with an academic schol- 
arship for tuition and books for participating on 
the squad. In return, they are required to attend 
practices, games and camp throughout the 
school year and summer. Camp was in Lincoln, 
Neb. this summer and lasted three days. 

Practices are held in the small gym in the 
500 building, located on the El Dorado campus, 
three times a week for approximatley three 
hours. On top of practices, the squad cheers at 
all football games, as well as men's and women's 
basketball games throughout the school year. 

Regardless of all the time taken up for 
this activity, the rewards are meaningful. 
Butler's spirit squad captain, Rosalynn White, 

sophomore from Wellington, says, "This summer at camp we 
won second and third place trophies, four superior ribbons and 
a bid for nationals." 

A bid for nationals means that the appointed judges saw 
something about the squad that was national level material and 
issued them an invitation. First, a videotape must be submitted 

by December of the squad's routines and stunts to be reviewed 


by the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) to see if they 
qualify for finals. Once they are qualified, they will travel to 
Daytona Beach, Fla. for nationals in March to compete on televi- 

John says, "My goal is to make them the best squad I can 
and to give them the opportunity to compete at nationals, 
because they earned the bid at camp and deserve to go." 

This is where the school, students and community come 
into the picture. If the spirit squad makes their tape and is 

Wirljjfsi f rv vliinnn David Gei£ 

helps squad member Tiff a, 

Pay'ne, Augusta fresh ml 

stretchqvefore StUjyjfcty nighm 

in Garden City on Sept. 

invited to come to nationals then we need to support our spirit squaa ana neip mem raise inc 

So, if you see the spirit squad having a bake sale, selling raffle tickets or hosting 

t, then please contribute. The spirit squad will be accepting donations as well from 

sponsor the squad. Now, watch for our Butler spirit squad on the sidelines and dur- 

football and basketball games. Show your school spirit and join in with the cheers. 

n an Jill Polsley says," When the crowd gets involved at games it makes us feel good 

about ourselves, knowing we are doing our job, and that the players are being supported by their 



n, Wichita freshman ; Joe 

Back row: Aaron Hall, El Dorado sophomore ; Jacob Wetta, Wichita sophomore ; David P< 

more; Doug Laxne (mascot), Topeka freshman; David Gcuer, Wichita ■freshman; Jaso, 

Drake, El Dorado freshman. Front row: Tiffany Payne, August a freshman; Emily Weber, Anda le freshman; Leah\Welta, 

Wichita freshman; Rosalynn White (captain), Wellington sophomore; Erica Cannady, Augusta £reshm,un; , Jill PtrhltyT 

Harper freshman ; Joy Thornton, Augusta freshman; Tiffany Lanham, Cheney freshman. 




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